Four Victorian Kerosene Lighting Catalogs
This volume will delight kerosene lighting collectors. Four original, never
before reprinted, catalogs from two important manufacturers and two large American retailers have been combined into a single reference. These catalogs illustrate about 750 lamps and parts.
The Adams & Co. catalog is in color.
This is a must-have reference for those interested in kerosene lamps of the 1885 to 1895 period. It includes
hanging library lamps, round-wick banquet lamps, figural lamps, glass lamps, piano lamps, table lamps, shades and other lamp parts. There is a wealth of
information that will allow you to ensure your lamps are complete and outfitted correctly.
The volume includes an Adams & Co. catalog
c. 1885, a George Bassett (New York City retailer) 1889 catalog, an Edward Miller catalog c.1894 and a Pitkin and Brooks (Chicago retailer) 1892 catalog. Also included are a price guide, introductory chapters on the companies and catalogs, additional ephemera and patent information.
Contents of Volume 3
Geo. F Basset & Co. sold lamps in New York City in the last quarter of the nineteenth century. They obtained their lamps from a variety of manufacturers including the E. Miller Company, Bradley and Hubbard, Hobbs Glass Co. and the King Glass Co..
Edward Miller & Co. was a manufacturer of lamps and burners for eighty years, from 1844 to 1924. Volume 3 includes a number of interesting pieces of E. Miller ephemera.
Pitkin & Brooks & Co. were a large Chicago retailer who sold pottery, porcelain and glass as well as lamps. They used many of the firms who also supplied George Bassett plus The Fostoria Glass Co., Findlay Glass, Dalzell, Gilmore & Leighton Co., Riverside Glass Co., Cooperative Flint Glass Co. Ltd and the US Glass Company .